Sarnia-Lambton continues its campaign to be recognized among the world's Top7 Intelligent Communities, making its submission to the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) earlier this month. ICF named Sarnia-Lambton to its Smart21 communities last fall and invited it to participate in the Top7 leg of its awards program.
The ICF will now evaluate each community on its access to broadband, knowledge workforce, innovation, digital equality, sustainability, and advocacy before making its announcement in New York City February 8. The world's Intelligent Community of the Year will be announced at a special ceremony in London, England this June.
ICF presentation in the fall of 2017.
A partnership comprised of representatives from the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, County of Lambton, City of Sarnia, Bluewater Power, Bluewater Regional Networks, Brooke Telecom, Lambton College, and the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park applied to the ICF program on behalf of the community.
To learn more about what makes Sarnia-Lambton a "smart community", visit IntelligentSL.ca.
The Intelligent Community Forum is a global network of cities and regions with a think tank at its center. Its mission is to help communities use information and communications technology to create inclusive prosperity, tackle social and governance challenges and enrich their quality of life.